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15 Ways to Engage Positively in 2015

Christmas_postcardWith the New Year around the corner, here’s an easy resolution: Think and act positively – the results will surprise and uplift you. To help get you started, here are 15 easy ways to engage positively at home, at work and in your community.

  1. Engage people everyday with a simple hello. Commit here.
  2. Be patient in traffic.
  3. Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
  4. When you think something nice about someone, share it with them.
  5. Write someone a note card or thank you card and send it by traditional mail.
  6. Take a digital/screen break with your family one night a week.
  7. Pick up the phone instead of sending a complicated email.
  8. Engage your brain by reading one book (or more) a month.
  9. Volunteer for a community group that will help you meet new people.
  10. Go to a cultural event.
  11. Attend a meeting of your town or city council.
  12. Support youth events in your community.
  13. Speak up on an issue that matters to you. Think your voice doesn’t matter? Click here.
  14. Become a better listener.
  15. Make a choice everyday to be the most positive person in the room.

Maureen Douglas, CPF-IAF, is an consultant and speaker on leadership, public/workplace engagement and community development. Click here for Mo’s FREE e-Guide to Better Public Engagement. Follow her on Twitter.

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